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Bougainville’s Vice President and the half-million expense account

February 18, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

On Monday PNG Exposed published 2014 payments made to Bougainville’s President and First Lady, outside of salaries. Over K800,000 had been paid out to the President and his wife, in cash advances, allowances, travel, and payments to the First Lady’s catering business.

Today we publish payments made to Bougainville’s Vice President Patrick Nisira.  Over K597,772 had been paid to the Vice President. Of particular concern are the large advances made.

Papua New Guinea’s Auditor General has repeatedly raised concerns over financial management and bookkeeping within the ABG, which means advances are often not properly accounted for or acquitted.

However, there is no publicly available evidence which would allow us to say whether these expenses incurred by Vice President Nisira, have or haven’t been properly accounted for. This is a matter their Department of Treasury and Finance would need to confirm.

Nevertheless, at a time when a cash-starved ABG struggles to meet its obligations, it is critical full and transparent account is made of public moneys. Every Kina wasted is a new school place, a teacher, a health post or a road.

Sadly this information has only been made public because of brave public servants concerned over public finance management. This information should be published freely so our representatives fully account for their expenditure.

Payee

Amount (Kina)

Description

Date

Ref. No.

Patrick Nisira

198074.95

Outstanding Allowances

23-12-14

42765

Patrick Nisira

80000

Advance.

25-04-14

5964

Patrick Nisira

60000

Advance.

25-04-14

5964

CASH Patrick Nisira

34700

Advance – Halia Sports Awards.

12/09/2014

7671

Patrick Nisira

32500

2014 1st Qtr Support Grant.

31-01-14

154588

CASH Patrick Nisira

31300

Advance for Various Youth Groups.

11/12/2014

7493

Patrick Nisira

25000

1st Qtr Development Grant.

25-02-14

154748

Patrick Nisira

25000

2nd Qtr Constituency Support Grant.

31-03-14

155014

Patrick Nisira

25000

2014 3rd Qtr Constituency Support Grant.

10/02/2014

156123

Nisira Patrick

17500

4th quarter support grant

18-12-14

41949

Patrick Nisira

12426.62

Backdated salaries

18-12-14

41930

Patrick Nisira

10064.64

Additional Travel Allowance.

28-05-14

34438

Patrick Nisira

10000

Advance.

13-06-14

155385

Patrick Nisira

8000

Advance.

06/10/2014

155340

Patrick Nisira

7372.8

Travel Allowance.

13-05-14

6187

Patrick Nisira

7362.5

Travel Allowance.

06/12/2014

155357

CASH Patrick Nisira

3000

Advance.

28-04-14

33403

Patrick Nisira

1500

Sitting Allowance.

04/11/2014

155036

Patrick Nisira

1178

Travel Allowance.

03/07/2014

154829

Patrick Nisira

1121

Travel Allowance.

07/01/2014

35944

Patrick Nisira

1000

Travel Allowance.

13-03-14

154914

Patrick Nisira

1000

Travel Allowance.

21-02-14

154718

Patrick Nisira

900

Sitting Allowance.

30-06-14

155625

Patrick Nisira

800

O/S Sitting Allowance.

21-02-14

154707

Patrick Nisira

800

Travel Allowance.

08/04/2014

155795

Patrick Nisira

600

Sitting Allowance.

06/03/2014

155290

Patrick Nisira

521

Travel Allowance.

06/10/2014

155340

Patrick Nisira

400

Travel Allowance.

27-06-14

155592

Patrick Nisira

350

Cash Reimbursement.

25-06-14

155520

Patrick Nisira

300

Sitting Allowance.

05/09/2014

155123

 

Total

K597,772

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  1. Waga Kana
    February 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    If the law is broken sent him and his associates to prison. Simple.

    Waga Kana Goroka

  2. Waga Kana
    February 22, 2016 at 10:42 am

    If the law is broken deal with accordingly. Send his and his associates to prison. Simple.
    Waga Kana

  1. January 30, 2017 at 10:18 am
  2. February 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

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